Harper’s BAZAAR hosts inaugural ‘BAZAAR At Work Summit’ and presents the Visionary Women Awards in Hong Kong

22 November 2021 (HONG KONG) ​Harper’s BAZAAR hosted Asia’s inaugural ‘BAZAAR At Work Summit’ today, bringing together inspiring female leaders for empowering talks, thought-provoking panel discussions and unmissable networking opportunities. 

Themed “Connecting Visionary Women”, the interactive summit provides a platform for thought leaders and puts the spotlight on the myriad achievements of female trailblazers and pioneers in Hong Kong. Over the past two years, Harper’s BAZAAR has put the spotlight on female leaders in the city through the BAZAAR At Work initiative. “Our interviews with female leaders in Hong Kong have left us inspired and encouraged by the achievements in their respective fields. We are honored to host this in-person event to celebrate their stories and insights”, said Ms. Sophia Yu, Publisher of Harper’s BAZAAR Hong Kong and Chairperson of the ‘BAZAAR At Work Summit’

The half-day summit, held at Rosewood Hong Kong, enjoyed a 200-strong audience who were inspired by topics covering women’s roles in STEM, entrepreneurial spirit, career development and the arts in work and business. Attendees were inspired by stories of reinvention and insights from thought leaders such as Ms. Cindy Chow, Executive Director of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Ms. Zuraidah Ibrahim, Executive Managing Editor, and Ms. Winnie Chung, Editorial Director of Specialist Publications, of the South China Morning Post, Mr. Xaven Mak, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s BAZAAR, Ms. Anais Mak, Creative Director & Founder of ANAÏS JOURDEN and Ms. Sarah Tong, Co-founder of Big Bang Academy.

During the event, Harper’s BAZAAR Hong Kong also presented the Visionary Women Awards, which aim to recognize and honor high-achieving, outstanding female leaders with impactful visions in different fields. The awardees, who also spoke at ‘BAZAAR At Work Summit’ are role-models who connect, empower and inspire the next generation of women leaders. The seven awardees are Ms. Winnie Chiu, President and Executive Director of Dorsett Hospitality International, Ms. Norma Chu, Founder of DayDayCook, Professor Ava Kwong, Chief of breast surgery at the University of Hong Kong, Ms. Rany Lai, CEO of McDonald’s Hong Kong, Ms. Vicky Lau, Chef Owner of Tate Dining Room, Dr Cathy Lui, CEO of OPER Technology and Ms. Betty Ng, Founder of COLLECTIVE. 

About Harper’s BAZAAR Hong Kong

Part of the South China Morning Post Group, Harper’s BAZAAR Hong Kong started in 1988 as a print magazine that offers luxurious lifestyle content for sophisticated women. Since then, Harper’s BAZAAR Hong Kong has expanded its digital content offerings, reaching more than 1 million audiences on a monthly basis. Harper’s BAZAAR Hong Kong has produced new initiatives  such as “BAZAAR At Work” and “BAZAAR Museum” aimed at broadening offerings that cater to the changing needs of modern Hong Kong women.

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Stef Lo

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SCMP to release historical news archives as NFTs on Flow

Hong Kong, 23 November 2021 – The South China Morning Post released its full whitepaper today on the ARTIFACT NFT metadata standard for tokenising history, as well as announcing the Post’s inaugural NFT collection on Flow, drawn from its 118-year-old media archives, called ‘ARTIFACTs by SCMP’

ARTIFACT’s metadata structure will be built on the Flow blockchain originally created by Dapper Labs, the company behind NBA Top Shot video collectibles and the partner of choice for world-renowned digital collectibles and consumer-facing decentralised applications. Flow’s reliability, scalability, speed, and high quality UX are essential factors for establishing ARTIFACT’s global NFT marketplace and ecosystem.

The whitepaper previews the visual design and rarity levels of the new NFT collection ‘ARTIFACTs by SCMP’ that will feature the first use case of the ARTIFACT standard. Conceptually, the launch will come in the form of ‘Base Series’ and ‘Thematic Drops’, released in boxes. This will include the inaugural ‘1997 Series’ that showcases significant historical events from that year, containing a randomised bundle of ARTIFACTs presented as collectible cards (images here).

“We are delighted to join the Flow ecosystem and partner with a major global blockchain innovator in Dapper Labs. This partnership is essential for creating world-class NFT experiences of our historical archives. Through our ARTIFACT whitepaper, we look forward to inspiring other ‘guardians of history’ to share our vision of making history more discoverable, connected, and collectable,” said Gary Liu, SCMP’s CEO.

“SCMP’s innovative approach to transform its ledgers of historical journalism with blockchain technology has all the markings of being a game-changer. We’re proud for SCMP to launch this visionary project that reanimates meaningful historical moments and we’re excited they have chosen Flow to be the foundation of ARTIFACT’s launch protocol,” said Mickey Maher, SVP, Partnerships, Dapper Labs.

The ARTIFACT whitepaper comprehensively outlines a proposed governance structure and the development of a dedicated marketplace. A global council of cross-disciplinary experts will co-develop ARTIFACT’s metadata structure which imbues NFTs with the comprehensive context and provenance needed to establish historical significance and value, and raises their discoverability, connectivity, and collectibility. The project will be governed by a non-profit foundation and solicit participation from museums, archives, universities, publishers, art galleries, and other institutions. A marketplace will be developed specifically for the minting, sale and trade of ARTIFACTs to serve the global community of historical NFT issuers and collectors.

Details on ARTIFACT’s governance, marketplace and technology are available in the full whitepaper here. More details on the launch of ‘ARTIFACTs by SCMP’ will be announced soon.

ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. It is the recipient of hundreds of awards for its journalistic excellence, from such prestigious organisations as the World Association of News Publishers and the Online News Association. A digital-first media organisation, SCMP is also home to Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China, and publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.

About Flow

Flow is a fast, decentralized, developer-friendly, next-gen blockchain chosen for its combination of scalability and usability, and its commitment to excellence, longevity and empowering communities. Flow is the only layer-one blockchain originally created by a team that has consistently delivered great consumer blockchain experiences including CryptoKitties, Dapper Wallet and NBA Top Shot. 

Flow boasts a rich ecosystem of top entertainment brands, development studios, and venture-backed startups. Flow ecosystem partners include global IP brands like Warner Music, Ubisoft, NBA and UFC; e-commerce leaders Shopify, leading game developers, including Animoca Brands, Sumo Digital and nWay; and many leaders in the crypto space such as Circle and Binance. For more on Flow, visit https://www.flow.com/.  

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Stef Lo

stef.lo@scmp.com

Operation‌ ‌Santa‌ ‌Claus‌ ‌2021‌ ‌Launches‌ ‌“Performing‌ ‌Arts”‌ ‌Theme‌ ‌and‌ ‌announces‌ ‌fundraising‌ ‌campaign‌ ‌for‌ ‌18‌ ‌beneficiaries‌ ‌

Hong Kong, 3 November 2021 – The annual “Operation Santa Claus” (OSC) campaign, jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and South China Morning Post (SCMP), kicked off today (November 3) at Broadcast Drive announcing 18 beneficiaries for this year’s fundraising drive, and a performing arts initiative aimed at engaging and revitalising disadvantaged communities in Hong Kong.  

The Financial Secretary Paul CHAN Mo-po, Director of Broadcasting Patrick LI Pak-chuen, the South China Morning Post’s CEO Gary LIU and the composer of the OSC theme song Harry NG graced the ceremony.  They were joined by OSC 2021 ambassadors, award-winning actress Crisel CONSUNJI, singer and actress Kandy WONG and artiste Pakho CHAU, who will be supporting the fundraising campaign for his third consecutive year.  Other guests included representatives from beneficiaries and donors. 

In line with this year’s ‘performing arts’ theme, the ceremony featured performances by WONG, who sang the OSC theme song “Caring Christmas” and CONSUNJI who performed two classical songs “Colours of the Wind” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade”.   The young Australian guitar duo, Saxon and Jarvis Whittaker, also surprised guests with a rendition of “Hungarian Rhapsody”.

Eighteen charities were selected as the beneficiaries for this year’s fundraising drive, including NGOs and causes serving children and youths, the elderly and individuals with physical and mental disabilities.  As part of this year’s campaign, five local artists have minted NFTs to raise funds for OSC 2021.  These new works by a diverse range of creators demonstrate the artistic energy and will be auctioned on crypto art marketplace.  To encourage active participation from supporting groups, the most outstanding supporters of the OSC will be recognised at the end of the campaign with special awards for categories including “Top Corporate Fundraiser”, “Top School Fundraiser”, “Most Creative Fundraiser”, and “Most Creative School”.  The award list will be announced during the closing ceremony of OSC in January 2022.

The ceremony was hosted by RTHK R3 DJ Alyson HAU and was broadcast live on the RTHK Radio 3 YouTube Channel (youtube.com/c/Radio3RTHK3) and ”Operation Santa Claus HK 愛心聖誕大行動” Facebook page (facebook.com/opsantahk/).  For more information about the OSC campaign, please visit the OSC website (oschk.org) as well as “Operation Santa Claus HK 愛心聖誕大行動” Facebook page.

About Operation Santa Claus

Operation Santa Claus (OSC) is an annual charity campaign jointly run by RTHK and SCMP. Established in 1988, OSC aims to make a difference to the community and beyond by combining the fundraising power of two of the city’s most respected media organisations. Mainly during the months of November and December every year, the public, various non-profit making organisations, commercials and educational sectors in Hong Kong demonstrate their compassion by organising creative fundraising initiatives for specially selected deserving causes.

ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. It is the recipient of hundreds of awards for its journalistic excellence, from such prestigious organisations as the World Association of News Publishers and the Online News Association. A digital-first media organisation, SCMP is also home to Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China, and publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.

For further information, please contact:

Stef Lo

stef.lo@scmp.com

SCMP Appoints David Wightman as Global Head of Advertising

Hong Kong, 26 October 2021The South China Morning Post today announced the appointment of David Wightman to the newly created role of Global Head of Advertising. 

The senior-level appointment signals the continued growth of SCMP as a globally recognised and trusted partner to brand advertisers, powered by adtech innovation and data-driven advertising effectiveness.

Wightman will spearhead the on-going growth and international expansion of SCMP’s global advertising business. He will lead a department spanning Hong Kong, mainland China, Asia, USA and Europe, and oversee global media sales, marketing and creative solutions, branded content, events, custom publishing, advertising technology, and sales operations.

“We are delighted to add a leader of David’s global expertise and reputation, and look forward to broadening our business reach and international relevance with his strategic, operational and commercial experience,” said Gary Liu, CEO of SCMP. “His C-suite exposure across the EMEA and APAC markets will greatly benefit SCMP’s growing portfolio of international clients.”

David has more than two decades of industry experience, gained at the intersection of media, data and technology. He has previously built and led local and international sales and operations teams within digital and traditional media companies.

Before joining SCMP, Wightman was based in London as the Group Director of Business Operations for Ebiquity, the world leader in media investment analysis. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of [M]Platform, where he launched and scaled the regional programmatic, data and technology division of GroupM Asia Pacific. 

As the Chief Operating Officer of GiveMeSport, he overhauled the editorial and content marketing approach, increasing readership, revenues and investment. Earlier in his career, Wightman held senior commercial leadership roles at media organisations, including Geeknet, CBS Interactive, Yahoo!, and Mirror Group Newspapers. 

“I am energised and enthused to be joining SCMP,” said Wightman. “The award-winning history of the brand, coupled with an innovative approach to how we harness data and technology, offers an unprecedented opportunity. I believe the future is very exciting for our company, our advertising partners and our audiences.”

ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. It is the recipient of hundreds of awards for its journalistic excellence, from such prestigious organisations as the World Association of News Publishers and the Online News Association. A digital-first media organisation, SCMP is also home to Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China, and publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.

 

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Stef Lo

stef.lo@scmp.com

South China Morning Post launches SIGNAL 2.0 to deliver greater personalisation, measurement and optimisation

Hong Kong (October 6  2021) – The South China Morning Post launched the next version of its successful award-winning brand suitability tool SIGNAL 2.0, bolstered with a suite of new functions to help drive optimisation for advertisers and brands. 

Marketing effectiveness and driving impact is essential to marketers. To meet this demand, SCMP Advertising built a proprietary insight and activation technology platform that ensures true performance measurement and enhancement at no extra cost, while aligning with supply path optimization goals and ensuring more media investment is put to work.

SCMP’s SIGNAL has its own viewability and time-in-view measurement for all campaigns and this data has been integrated for optimization and reporting to ensure the Post can deliver quality engagement and post-click action.  This means advertisers can increase their brand familiarity by up to 55% and ad recall by up to 79% with the platform engines’ ability to target ad placements with exposure time beyond five seconds.

Extensive reports and research have shown that one-third of advertising dollars is spent on tech tax, or percentage-wise almost 50% of advertising spend. With the understanding that marketers want to ensure their advertising commitment avoids all possible malicious and fake inventory, SCMP SIGNALensures the immediate identification and exclusion of  spiders &  bot traffic that minimises advertising fraud to help drive effective advertising spend. 

Data collected by the new version of SIGNAL can help brands optimise their activation by making format, content, sentiment recommendations before a campaign goes live by looking at Ad log data from the brand’s  past campaigns as well as aggregated cohort data. Brand Lift studies for all scaled display campaigns have also been introduced to help brands demonstrate the effectiveness of their branding campaigns and measure, awareness, consideration and intent, amongst other insights. 

Ian Hocking, Vice President of Digital said: “This advancement of our proprietary technology clearly demonstrates the value of working directly with a publisher as brands can now reduce their tech costs whilst also driving their overall performance.” 

Timmy Bankole, Associate Director  of Operations said: “SCMP continues to invest in its own advertising technology tools to ensure the best possible result for our advertisers, while ensuring we can continue to provide effective solutions independent of changes to the identity and data privacy marketplace. We also remain committed to transparency and third-party measurement so that brands may measure the uplift for themselves.” 

SCMP SIGNAL 2.0 Factsheet – Activation Optimisation

SCMP’s new version of SIGNAL is essentially one product, with three key features: 

  1.     Brand Suitability 
    • Brand safety 
    • Contextual suitability 
    • Ad Fraud detection – NEW
  2.   Personalisation – NEW 
  3.   Measurement – NEW
    • Viewability 
    • Brand Lift 

SCMP SIGNAL was built in May 2020 and was the first publisher-built brand suitability platform designed to: 

  • Keep brands safe whilst on SCMP across all platforms from the first impression. 

Built into our CMS, SIGNAL scores content as it’s written, so you’re safe the moment an article is published.

  • Determine the true nature of the article utilising our Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) based A.I. through reading article keywords, context and sentiment.
  • Improve your performance by an average of 40% across an average campaign by actively finding content and context that works for you. 
  • Increase your reach of key audiences by an average of 25%. Using SIGNALs improved analytics, we can whitelist more content. 

Understand more about our audiences. SIGNAL data is added to our central customer data platform (CDP) 1PlusX and appended to their unique I.D. This data includes: 

  •       Contextual content consumption. 
  •       Behavioural interest/intent. 
  •       Observed sentiment preference. 
  •       Reading level – Generalist, advanced or expert. 

Since its launch last year, Signal has gained global recognition, winning Campaign Asia-Pacific’s Tech Most Valuable Product Award (2021) and claiming second place at the INMA Global Awards for the ‘Best Use Of Data to Drive Advertising’.

ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism. 

ABOUT SCMP ADVERTISING 

SCMP Advertising’s mission is to help partners make an impact on readers who want to understand global issues from an Asian perspective. Our principal focus is to deliver effective and efficient marketing solutions that engage and activate the right audiences through a comprehensive portfolio of integrated offerings – including SCMP Lighthouse, the first Asia publisher built first-party-data platform that offers marketers unparalleled consumer insights to drive efficiencies by enhancing audience targeting, and SCMP Signal, a proprietary brand suitability tool that offers marketers with customisable contextual, keyword & sentiment targeting options. The award-winning studio Morning Studio offers clients with successful bespoke brand-storytelling solutions. Visit advertising.scmp.com for more information.

For more information, please contact:

Stef Lo

Stef.Lo@scmp.com

Tightening regulations, shifting demographics and geopolitical tensions under the spotlight in SCMP’s China Internet Report 2021

HONG KONG, 31 August 2021 – The South China Morning Post released its new annual China Internet Report 2021 today, offering an extensive study on Beijing’s crucial role in shaping the country’s technology ecosystem and unveiling new trends and insights impacting China’s fast-growing internet industry. 

The fourth edition of the China Internet Report examines timely and highly-debated trends in China’s tech industry, analysing risks, challenges and new opportunities as businesses adapt to shifting market dynamics, while revealing emerging new customer segments and demographic shifts. Some of the year’s most significant insights include:

  •    Tightening Regulations on Multiple Fronts: Sweeping regulatory crackdowns since the second half of 2020 have focused on four main areas — antitrust, fintech, data protection, and cryptocurrencies. 
  •   Bumpy Road Ahead for Chinese Tech IPOs: Chinese tech companies weigh the risk of removal and strict regulations by listing overseas for the economic opportunity or join the growing number of companies going public domestically.
  •    Changing Overseas Expansion Plans amid Geopolitical Tensions: Companies are increasingly forced to switch their focus to Southeast Asia or downplay their Chinese origins to look outside their established markets, because of growing tensions between China and other countries.
  •   Shifting Demographics Highlighting Underserved Internet User Segments: The evolving demographic of internet users has created the rise of new niche customer segments. The ‘silver economy’, ‘sheconomy’ and under-penetrated sinking markets in third-tier cities and rural areas are heated battlegrounds for businesses competing for growth.
  •    Growing Focus on Private-domain Traffic: eCommerce brands opt to create private-domain traffic and build direct communication channels with customers because of rising customer acquisition costs.

“Given the sheer size of China’s internet sector and its intertwined relationship with the global financial system, evolving regulations and market fundamentals will have significant implications for the entire world,” said Gary Liu, CEO of the South China Morning Post. “This year’s edition provides essential reading on the new phase of change in this digital ecosystem and a curated look behind those trends.”

“Technology transforms how every industry operates in China,” said Edith Yeung, General Partner with Race Capital and co-creator of the China Internet Report. “With over 1,800 companies raising over $41.1 billion in 2020, China is a leading market for technological development and investment, so it’s essential for investors, CEOs and operators to learn and gain insights on the Chinese market to stay ahead of the innovation curve.” 

Race Capital is a supporting partner of the China Internet Report 2021

Download the free China Internet Report 2021 at http://sc.mp/cir-2021. A more comprehensive China Internet Report 2021 Pro Edition is also available for purchase here, which includes additional, exclusive deep-dives into ten key sectors of the tech market with in-depth case studies and expert commentaries that provide unprecedented insights from technology insiders and industry leaders. 

 

China Internet Report 2021 – Executive Summary

The China Internet Report 2021 provides an annual update on the industry and is a must-read for global businesses and investors, finance professionals, policy-makers, marketing, technologists, academics. 

Following a period of rapid growth and innovation, the China internet sector enters a new phase of development with both push and pull factors driving internet companies to evolve. Tightening regulation, increasingly saturated domestic markets with changing demographics, and geopolitical tensions are influencing companies to look outside their established markets, pivot business models, focus on new customer segments, and adapt to shifting dynamics to remain competitive and capture funding opportunities.

China is the world’s biggest digital market with 989 million internet users that is larger than the populations of the U.S.A, Russia, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, and Canada combined. It remains on a growth trend with 85 million new internet users in the past year alone. 

Here are the top five trends from this year’s China Internet Report:

Tightening Regulations on Multiple Fronts

China’s tech industry has been hit by sweeping regulatory crackdowns since the second half of 2020, driven by Beijing’s desire to better align the country’s technology development with national strategic goals and public interests. The tightening has focused on four areas — antitrust, fintech, cybersecurity and data privacy, as well as cryptocurrencies.

Bumpy Road Ahead for Chinese Tech IPOs

Chinese tech companies are facing increasingly difficult decisions on where to go public. Geopolitical tensions and relaxed listing rules in Hong Kong are leading to more listed companies seeking secondary listings closer to home. For start-ups, China’s tightening screws on overseas listings and regulatory oversight in the mainland are adding further complications.

Changing Overseas Expansion Plans amid Geopolitical Tensions

Chinese tech companies are changing their global expansion strategies to cope with intensifying geopolitical tensions. Some find success by switching focus back to Southeast Asia while a new generation downplays their Chinese origins.

Shifting Demographics Highlighting Underserved Internet User Segments

China’s demographics are quickly changing, creating new niche segments to compete over. The silver economy, the sheconomy, and “sinking” markets are three of the most heated battlefronts.

Growing Focus on Private-domain Traffic

E-commerce brands have relied on paid ads offered by platforms to acquire and re-target customers. Slowing growth has pushed up the cost of customer acquisition. Brands are now paying more attention to private-domain traffic as they look to build direct communication channels with customers and engage them directly to drive repeat repurchases.

 

ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. It is the recipient of hundreds of awards for its journalistic excellence, from such prestigious organisations as the World Association of News Publishers and the Online News Association. A digital-first media organisation, SCMP is also home to Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China, and publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.

ABOUT RACE CAPITAL 

Race Capital in an early stage venture capital fund focuses on investing in exceptional founders who are building market-transforming companies in the data, enterprise, infrastructure, and fintech sectors. Our previous investments include FTX, Goodnotes, Opaque Systems, Social Chat, Polysign, Slack (NYSE: WORK), Agora.io (NASDAQ: API), Solana, and many other great companies.

 

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SCMP APPOINTS MAGGIE JONES AS DIRECTOR OF NEWSROOM SYSTEMS

HONG KONG/ NEW YORK, 26 September 2018 – South China Morning Post Publishers Limited, Asia’s leading media company, today announced the appointment of Maggie Jones to the new position of Director of Newsroom Systems. Reporting to the Group Director for Technology, Etienne Maccario, Maggie will helm SCMP’s technology teams to drive the development of SCMP’s editorial content creation and workflow systems. Maggie has relocated from Los Angeles to Hong Kong, SCMP’s global headquarters.

Maggie joins SCMP from Tribune Interactive, where she was head of product for their portfolio of web and mobile properties, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, and Baltimore Sun. Maggie started her career as a developer, and found her passion in building exceptional products for content creators. She has led the development from ideation to go-to-market for content management systems and authoring tools across government, retail, and media industries.

“As SCMP continues its transformation, a robust technology backbone is essential to support our expanding portfolio of products and digital footprint,” said Etienne Maccario, SCMP’s Group Director of Technology. “Maggie’s expertise underscores our commitment to editorial and digital excellence and will lead SCMP’s efforts to enhance cross-platform content creation. I am confident that Maggie’s expertise, innovative vision and entrepreneurial spirit will be crucial to SCMP’s journey to becoming a leading global media tech company with a mission to lead the global conversation about China.”

Maggie said, “I’m excited about the opportunity to join the SCMP because the opportunity to be a part of a team with this bold a vision is rare. I look forward to contributing to its transformation into a world-class digital media company.”

 

cpjobs.com Partners with Google to Enrich Job Search Experience

Hong Kong – October 24, 2018 — cpjobs.com, a leading recruitment platform owned by South China Morning Post, announced that the portal has partnered with Google for the introduction of an improved search experience that helps Hong Kong candidates find jobs more quickly and efficiently.

This collaboration ensures Google Search can detect and surface available jobs as soon as they are posted on cpjobs.com, which makes over 51,000 and growing publicly-posted jobs on cpjobs.com more easily identifiable on Google by job seekers who search jobs and refine their search with specific criteria from within the search engine.

“cpjobs.com’s mission is to proactively connect job seekers with recruiters to help them find the right job more quickly and effectively, and this partnership allows us to utilise unique matching intelligence to connect both parties,” said Alex Ho, General Manager of SCMP Recruitment Business. “We’re proud to partner with Google on this initiative as we share the focus on improving the lives of job seekers in Hong Kong.”

“Businesses will also benefit from the new job search experience, which makes job listings of our customers more easily discoverable and allows employers to connect with the right candidates, creating a win-win situation for both job seekers and employers,” he added.

About cpjobs.com cpjobs.com is a leading digital recruitment platform in Hong Kong owned by South China Morning Post Publishers Limited. Our mission is to help job seekers and employers finding their best match more quickly and effectively. We are committed to providing job seekers with the best experience on matching them with fulfilling jobs, and employers and recruitment agencies with solutions that fulfill their hiring needs. To learn more, please visit: www.cpjobs.com

For media inquiry, please email to marketing@cpjobs.com.

SCMP PUBLISHES “100 TOP TABLES 2018,” A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO HONG KONG’S AND MACAU’S BEST RESTAURANTS

 

Hong Kong, 16 March, 2018 – South China Morning Post Publishers Limited, a leading media company in Asia, yesterday announced the launch of the sixth edition of 100 Top Tables – A CEO’s Dining Guide, the definitive chief executive’s guide to the best restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau.

 

Highlighting 100 Hong Kong restaurants and 20 Macau-based restaurants, 100 Top Tables is a comprehensive guide, a must-have for senior executives in the quest to find the best restaurants for business or pleasure. The complete list can be found at the end of this press release and on this site http://www.scmp.com/topics/100-top-tables.

 

The list is thoughtfully categorised by cuisine: Chinese, East/West, French, Italian, Japanese, Steak and Grills, and Western, along with a separate Macau section. SCMP’s food critics and lifestyle experts hand-selected each restaurant, adhering to the primary selection criterion of overall dining experience. While some restaurants are veterans of the guide, others have been newly inducted this year.

 

100 Top Tables provides the reader with an impartial overview of each restaurant, including information on a restaurant’s cuisine and ambiance – from a shortlist of signature dishes and the price of corkage to amenities like valet parking and alfresco dining. Contact details, including a restaurant’s address and hours of operation, are also listed.

 

Mr. Gary Liu, SCMP Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are excited to launch the sixth edition of 100 Top Tables. Through a selection process that reflects SCMP’s commitment to impartiality and integrity, 100 Top Tables celebrates the culinary establishments in Hong Kong and Macau that resolutely strive for excellence.”

 

Ms. Winnie Chung, Editorial Director of Specialist Publications at South China Morning Post, said, “It was a privilege to spearhead this year’s 100 Top Tables, as the past iterations have been so well received. Hong Kong and Macau are vibrant cities housing innumerable top restaurants, making the competition fierce and the selection process challenging. We are confident that we have culled the best of the best in executive dining – those that consistently provide noteworthy culinary experiences – and we’re delighted not only to celebrate them, but also share them with our readers.”

 

100 Top Tables 2018 will be available at major bookstores and supermarkets in Hong Kong at a retail price of HK$168 on March 28. In-store copies can be found at a number of premium airport lounges in Asia and select recreation clubs.

 

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ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

South China Morning Post is a leading news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century with global impact. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record. The SCMP teams span across Asia and the United States, working together to connect with news consumers around the world. SCMP is committed to informing and inspiring through journalism of the highest standards. The company’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and its mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”.

SCMP develops news content 24/7, driven by world-class journalists, editors, visual artists, photographers and videographers, all guided by the principle of “Truth and Fairness”. Its editorial teams are powered by emerging digital technologies to create innovative ways to tell Asia’s most important and compelling stories. Against the backdrop of shifting discovery and consumption behaviours, SCMP reaches users across distributed media platforms including scmp.com, smartphone and tablet apps, social media and messaging platforms, as well as our flagship newspaper.

Additionally, SCMP is Asia’s leading magazine publisher with a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR and The PEAK. SCMP is also home to cpjobs.com, a big data-powered recruitment platform that matches jobseekers with their dream jobs.

For further information please contact: communications@scmp.com

 

100 Top Tables 2018 – a CEO’s Dining Guide

 

CHINESE

1. Above & Beyond

2. Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant

3. Celestial Court Chinese Restaurant

4. China Tang Harbour City

5. Cuisine Cuisine

6. Deng G

7. Dong Lai Shun

8. Dragon Noodles Academy

9. Duddell’s

10. Dynasty

11. Elite Dining

12. Forum Restaurant

13. Hoi Wan Heen

14. Howard’s Gourmet

15. Hutong

16. Lung King Heen

17. Man Wah

18. Ming Court

19. Mott 32

20. One Harbour Road

21. Sha Tin 18

22. Shang Palace

23. Sing Yin Cantonese Dining

24. Spring Moon

25. Summer Palace

26. T’ang Court

27. The Chairman

28. The Sky Boss

29. Tin Lung Heen

30. Yan Toh Heen

31. Yè Shanghai

32. Yee Tung Heen

33. Ying Jee Club

     

WESTERN

1. Arcane

2. Chez Ed

3. Frantzén’s Kitchen

4. Gough’s on Gough

5. Hugo’s

6. On Dining Kitchen & Lounge

7. Rhoda

8. The Continental

9. The Verandah

10. Town

11. Restaurant Uwe

12. VEA Restaurant & Lounge

     

 

FRENCH

1. Akrame

2. Amber

3. Amuse Bouche

4. Belon

5. Caprice

6. ÉPURE

7. Gaddi’s

8. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

9. Le 39V

10. Pierre

11. Rech by Alain Ducasse

12. Restaurant Petrus

13. Skye

14. Tate Dining Room & Bar

15. The Ocean

     

ITALIAN

1. 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana – Hong Kong

2. Angelini

3. Carbone

4. Gaia Ristorante

5. Gradini

6. Grissini

7. Mercato by Jean Georges

8. Nicholini’s

9. Osteria Marzia

10. Sabatini Ristorante Italiano

11. Spiga

12. Tosca

     

JAPANESE

1.ANA TEN

2. Haku

3. Inagiku Grande

4. Kashiwaya

5. Nadaman

6. Nobu

7. Sushi Masataka

8. RyuGin

9. Sushi Shikon

10. Sushi Tokami

11. Kaiseki Den by Saotome

 
     

STEAK AND GRILLS

1.Alto Bar & Grill

2. beefbar

3. Flint Grill & Bar

4. Grand Hyatt Steakhouse

5. Lawry’s The Prime Rib

6. Mandarin Grill + Bar

7. Morton’s of Chicago

8. Mr & Mrs Fox

9. Porterhouse

10. THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill

11. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

 

 

EAST / WEST

1.AQUA

2. Bo Innovation

3. Ronin

4. SEVVA

5. Ta Vie

6. Takumi by Daisuke Mori

     

MACAU

1. 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana

2. Dynasty 8

3. Feng Wei Ju

4. Golden Flower

5. Guincho a Galera

6. Jade Dragon

7. La Chine

8. Lai Heen

9. Mizumi

10. Pearl Dragon

11. Robuchon au Dôme

12. Shinji by Kanesaka

13. SW Steakhouse

14. Tenmasa

15. The 8

16. The Tasting Room

17. Vida Rica

18.Wing Lei Palace

19. Yamazato

20. Zi Yat Heen

 
     

 

INKSTONE, A DIGITAL NEWS BRAND AND PLATFORM LAUNCHED BY SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST,  OFFERS A DAILY LOOK INTO CHINA

NEW YORK, NY / HONG KONG (March 27, 2018) – Inkstone, an English-language news brand and platform covering China, was introduced today by the South China Morning Post, a global media company reporting on China and Asia for over a century.  Available on the web (www.inkstonenews.com), via mobile app (Apple, Google) and through a daily curated newsletter, Inkstone provides a new perspective on today’s China, its relationship with the United States and why this all matters.  Led by Senior Editor Juliana Liu, an alumnus of BBC News and Reuters, the daily brief covers a range of topics – including politics, business, technology and human interest – delivered via editorial and visual storytelling.  Readers can also follow Inkstone on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

Inkstone’s editorial staff features a team of veteran reporters embedded in China and Hong Kong providing first-hand, on-the-ground coverage of the latest happenings and developments.  Additionally, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Mei Fong, a former staff writer for the Wall Street Journal’s China bureau, will contribute a regular column.

 

“Inkstone is part of the South China Morning Post’s mission to lead the global conversation about China,” said SCMP Chief Executive Officer Gary Liu. “It’s designed for the globally curious who are seeking a variety of perspectives on China’s evolving role on the world stage and also want to understand the country from within.”

 

“I’m thrilled to be leading a daily platform dedicated to covering so many different facets of the China story, with a plurality of voices and views,” said Inkstone Senior Editor Juliana Liu, who has reported on China from three different continents for more than 15 years. “What sets Inkstone apart is our network of locally based journalists, who can deliver personal, authentic and close-to-the-ground views on what’s happening. If you want the inside scoop on China, this is where to get it.”

“Inkstone is designed as a daily briefing of China-focused news and stories,” said Malcolm Ong, Head of Product at SCMP and Inkstone. “With clear and concise analysis, it compiles what you need to understand about China that day into a consumable package. Make it a part of your daily routine, and stay on top of China — a rising potential superpower.”

 

Inkstone is SCMP’s second news product delivering China stories to U.S. and global audiences. Earlier this month, the company launched Abacus, a news brand covering the China tech industry.  Led by Executive Producer Ravi Hiranand, formerly of CNN, Abacus offers an insider’s look at the China tech revolution, highlighting the key players, emerging companies, hottest gadgets, and more.


Quick facts about today’s China

  • China plans to become a global leader in political, economic, military and environmental issues over the next three decades
  • China will have the world’s largest economy by 2030
  • China purchased $165 billion in goods and services from the United States in 2015, representing 7.3 percent of all US exports and about 1 percent of total US economic output
  • By 2030, US exports to China are expected to rise to more than $520 billion
  • China is the second-largest spender on research and development (R&D) after the US, accounting for 21% of the world’s total of nearly $2 trillion in 2015

 

Sources: World Economic Forum / US-China Business Council


ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

 

South China Morning Post is a leading news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century with global impact. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record. The SCMP teams span across Asia and the United States, working together to connect with news consumers around the world. SCMP is committed to informing and inspiring through journalism of the highest standards. The company’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and its mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. SCMP develops news content 24/7, driven by world-class journalists, editors, visual artists, photographers and videographers, all guided by the principle of “Truth and Fairness”. Its editorial teams are powered by emerging digital technologies to create innovative ways to tell Asia’s most important and compelling stories. Against the backdrop of shifting discovery and consumption behaviours, SCMP reaches users across distributed media platforms including scmp.com, smartphone and tablet apps, social media and messaging platforms, as well as our flagship newspaper. Additionally, SCMP is Asia’s leading magazine publisher with a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR and The PEAK. SCMP is also home to cpjobs.com, a big data-powered recruitment platform that matches jobseekers with their dream jobs.

 

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